Body & Soul December 2015 Newsletter
5 ways to stay active this winter
Stress from the holidays combined with end-of-the-year obligations and dark and cold nights can make the winter a difficult time to stay active. While motivation may be hard to find, keep in mind that staying active during the winter will help control stress, improve sleep, prevent weight gain and help boost self-confidence. Following are some tips on how to stay active this winter: Read more...
- Try a seasonal activity. Stay active with local winter activities like skating at Robson Square or skiing on Grouse Mountain.
- Set a SMART goal. Setting goals can be a great source of motivation throughout the year, so why not set one for the winter? Remember, goals should be SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely).
- Stay active with the kids. The list of indoor activities to keep you and your kids, or grandkids, physically active is endless. Consider the Extreme Air Park (an indoor trampoline facility) or Cliffhanger's rock climbing studio!
- Sign-up for a local run. For more information on upcoming runs and marathons, including Vancouver's Resolution Run or the Chilly Chase, click here.
- Workout from home or at the local park. Try our Healthy Holidays 15-day workout program - created by Body & Soul Personal Trainer Isabel Verse.
No matter what you choose to do this winter, we hope that you stay safe and warm. From all of us at Body & Soul, we want to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.
looking for a holiday gift?
Body & Soul's holiday special is back - just in time for the holidays! Until December 23rd, purchase the following training packages at reduced rates:
- 5 Personal Training sessions for $375 save $25
- 10 Personal Training sessions for $650 save $100
Conditions apply. Limit of one special per person (additional specials may be purchased for friends and family). We also have gift certificates available for Registered Massage Therapy and Pilates. Speak with our front desk for more information.
fitness tip: it's time to step it up
Did you know that the aerobic step-bench is an incredibly versatile tool for complete body workouts for all fitness levels? You can use the step-up bench for lower-body workouts (normal step-ups or split-squats), upper-body workouts (modified push-ups or tricep dips) or full body workouts (bicep curl while stepping up). Read more...
The fact that you can add or remove steps to modify or intensify your workout only adds to the versatility of this equipment.
nutrition tip: fuel your body to meet demands
It is important to eat a sufficient amount of quality food to meet the demands expected of your body; however, did you also know that an adjustment to your diet may be required in the event of increased or decreased demands? On one hand, if you commit to a more intense training regime you may want to consider including more protein in your diet to help build muscles...
On the other hand, if you fall sick or need time to recover from an injury, you will likely want to reduce your caloric intake as well as the types of foods you eat, perhaps considering foods with anti-inflammatory properties.
Holiday Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Thursday December 24th to Sunday January 3rd for the holiday break. Studio will re-open Monday January 4th, 2016.
Holiday Charity: We want to thank everyone who has already brought in a donation for the BC Children's Hospital Christmas Wish List! Donations will be collected until December 11th. Read more...
New Staff Members: We are pleased to welcome Melissia Isic to our Front Desk Team and Constance Batore to our Personal Training Team.
Testimonials: Do you absolutely love your training sessions, personal trainer(s) and/or the Body & Soul studio? Let us know! We are always looking for testimonials to add to our website.